410 Boyd is pleased to announce LEAVES, a September exhibition of new large-scale work by photographer Raymond Y. Newton. Best known for his classic Black and White portraiture, LEAVES will be Newton’s first show of color photography.
A reception for the artist will be held on Opening Night, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.; the public is invited and welcome. Admission and parking are free. The exhibit runs thru September 30. 410 Boyd [ Map ] is Open Monday thru Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
In these spectacular 4 – 5 ft. tall photographic prints, the artist isolates a tree leaf on a white background. The minimal presentation emphasizes the natural form of the organic object in a dramatic relief. The massive scale in which viewers are confronted with the most mundane of nature’s objects is breathtaking – without being glued to a microscope we enter a world of pulsating life and subtle, inevitable decay.
While his portraiture has managed an intimacy with its subjects that reveals much to the viewer about the subject, the photos in LEAVES underscore both the highs of beauty and lows of mortality in an interwoven, epic manner which reveals much to the viewer about his or her self.
Raymond Y. Newton has called Downtown Los Angeles home for a majority of the past four decades. The city center and its diverse inhabitants have been the subjects for countless bodies of work in front of his camera’s lens and dozens of exhibitions throughout Southern California. In addition to fine art, his professional cityscape photography has been included in numerous film and media productions, including the 1993 Academy Award Best Picture PHILADELPHIA. For most of the 1990s he was the photo editor of the influential art magazine Coagula, where his documentation of the New York and Los Angeles art worlds became part of the look of the bi-monthly, must-read tabloid.
Beginning in 1986 as the legendary Cocola, 410 Boyd upholds the heritage of Downtown L.A.’s dynamic visual art scene. Located at the border of Little Tokyo and the loft district, this legendary art bar continues exhibiting outstanding artistic talent. 410 Boyd began the 2006 summer exhibition schedule in July with paintings by Taz, a South African Expressionist who has called Los Angeles home for a decade. August followed with the popular Brazilian painter Tatianna Schulenburg. Raymond Y. Newton completes the trifecta of long-time Downtown L.A. artists-in-residence showing solo at the Boyd this summer.